Alyssa Monaghan, Jr. G, Bonner-Prendergast
The recent Saint Joseph's commit returns as arguably the top guard in Delaware County. Tom Stewart said that Monaghan is one of the best shooters he has coached in his 21 seasons at Prendie. Monaghan is a fantastic ball-handler and can take just about any shot on the floor. She is quick with the ball and an accurate passer. A true play-maker who makes her teammates better, Monaghan is the reigning Catholic League MVP, posting 18.3 points per game last season.
Mia Farmer, Sr. G, Cardinal O'Hara
Farmer is one of the best two-way guards in the county. She is a solid ball handler with a quick first step and silky-smooth shot. She flourished in the postseason last year as the Lions' shooting guard, and her performance helped enable the team to win a Catholic League title, coming a win away from playing for a PIAA Class AAA title. Farmer has tremendous defensive ability and isn't afraid to drive the lane. Last season, she was second on the Lions with 11.4 points per game.
Rylee Power, Jr. G, Marple Newtown
Power is a long-range weapon and one of the top 3-point threats in the county, drilling 52 3-pointers last year. For the Tigers, a lot will depend on Power's ability to at least repeat her success from a season ago, when she averaged 14.5 points per game as an All-Central League second team pick. Power is a three-sport athlete and was selected All-Delco in tennis this past fall.
Jess Carney, So. G, Archbishop Carroll
Carney was a prototypical sniper for the Patriots last season. As a freshman, she thrived under pressure in a complementary role off the bench, converting the majority of her field goals from 3-point distance, 52 in all. Carney figures to see her role increased for a Patriots team that is vying to win its second state title in three seasons.
Rachel Guy, Sr. G, Cardinal O'Hara
Guy was the ideal swing player for coach Linus McGinty last season. She could start or come off the bench in a pinch, run the point or play the wing, hit the clutch or force a key turnover. Guy isn't flashy, but she's one of the most fundamentally-sound guards in Delco. Guy's 2012-13 season ended in the second round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs, and it could take some time before she returns to full strength after tearing her ACL in March. She was the hero in the Lions' Catholic League championship victory over Archbishop Wood, making key foul shots down the stretch to propel the program to its first league title since 2008.